University Police

Contact: 812-237-5555

Emergency Procedures for ISU Campus

Staff, Students, and Faculty play a critical role during an emergency. Visitors to campus may not be familiar with campus buildings or the procedures that should be followed to ensure both of your health and safety in the event of an emergency. Become familiar with this webpage and these procedures. In an emergency, it could make all the difference.

PDF Safety on Campus

Emergency Response Plan

This plan is intended for use by faculty and staff members at ISU and has been designed for quick reference during emergency conditions on this campus. Become familiar with its contents. Dedicate time during faculty and staff meetings to review and discuss emergency procedures relevant to your work areas.

PDF Emergency Preparedness/Response Plan

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The Passing Zone ISU II

Emergency Resources

Counseling Center

Employee Assistance Program

Student Health Center

Occupational Health Service

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Other Resources

PDF Building Coordinators

PDF Safety Guidelines for Active Shooters

Blue Light Phones

Local Resources

Vigo County Emergency Management Agency

State Resources

Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Indiana State Police

National Weather Service

National Resources

American Red Cross

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Citizen Corps

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Department of Education Emergency Planning

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Planning

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Emergency Prepardness

U.S. Postal Service

How to Keep Informed

Severe Weather Policy and Procedure

If an emergency occurs on campus, you want to know about it right away. The following are ways you can be notified of an emergency or situation.

 Daily Campus Crime Log Request

Campus Fire Log

ALERTUS Emergency Messaging System
Example ALERTUS Desktop Screen
ALERTUS Emergency Messaging System
When the Alertus Desktop alert system is installed on your computer, you can identify the software with an icon located in your taskbar.

The Alertus desktop system will be activated when an event occurs that causes the ALL Hazards Siren to sound. This will result in a full-screen "pop-up" on all properly configured PC;s and MacIntosh computers connected to the ISU network, taking over the whole screen with a warning and instructions from Public Safety. An "ALL CLEAR" message will be sent when the incident has been resolved.

Rave Alert
Indiana State University employs the RAVE Emergency Text Messaging System to send text messages to subscriber cell phones and/or e-mail addresses. This system will be activated when:

  • A Tornado Warning is issued for the immediate Terre Haute area.
  • A major chemical spill occurs on or near campus.
  • A major criminal event resulting in, or having potential to result in, widespread personal injury occurs on campus.
  • The ISU campus will be closed due to a weather-related emergency.
  • A Campus Crime Alert is issued.
  • Other occasions as deemed appropriate by University officials.

An "All Clear" text message will be sent when the situation has been resolved.

Any faculty member, staff member, or ISU student can sign up for this service using his or her ISU network ID and password. More than one phone number may be added by the user, to provide ISU emergency notifications to family members or other interested parties.

Link to Rave logon page: RAVE SIGN UP

Know where to find emergency information

The ISU Home Page will have the most current information in an emergency.

Sign up for ISU today

Subscribe to ISU Today for daily news and information about events.

Emergency Planning for ISU Departments

Below is a brief summary of the planning that ISU Departments should do individually. Emergencies can occur at anytime and a well thought out, coordinated response helps prevent personal injury, damage and reduces confusion. Careful planning can help departments handle crises and emergencies and save lives.

General procedures for Emergency Planning:

Every department should print their building Emergency Response Plan and keep a copy in a convenient location where employees know where it is.

Action plan and train with your employees after reviewing your Plan. It is a good idea to hold a practice drill as often as necessary to keep employees prepared.

Know your PDF Building Coordinator and their contact information. This is the contact person for your building in the event of an emergency and will make the necessary decisions during emergencies.

Employees Should Know:

Where campus emergency phone numbers are posted

The location of fire alarm in your building

The location of fire extinguishers

Where to seek shelter when an alarm sounds or whether to leave building

Know your evacuation routes when an emergency occurs

Where Blue Light phones are located on campus (+ symbol on PDF campus map)

Supplies and Equipment:

Departments are encouraged to keep a basic emergency supply kit. The following are essentials in an accessible location.

First aid supplies and training


Employee rosters

Preparedness at Home:

Get a kit

Make a plan

Be informed

Other resourses:

Department of Homeland Security

Awareness Presentations

PDF Active Shooter Training

PowerPoint Safety at ISU

PowerPoint Active Shooter

PowerPoint The Passing Zone ISU

Crime and Fire Log

The Daily Crime Log is available by request. Please contact the Records Coordinator at Indiana State University Police Department  812-237-4516 or by email request.

Request Crime Log »

The Log includes the nature, date, time, general location, and disposition of each crime. All log entries, except where disclosure of such information is prohibited by law or such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim, will be open to public inspection within two business days of the initial report being made to the department or to a Campus Security Authority.

Any new information obtained is added to the log no later than two business days after the information becomes available, unless there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of such information would:

  • Jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual;
  • Cause a suspect to flee or to evade detection;
  • Result in the destruction of evidence.

The Fire Log is also available by request. Contact the Records Coordinator at Indiana State University Police Department at 812-237-4516 or by email request.

Request Fire Log »

The Fire Log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of the fire.


Public Safety, Room 101
Indiana State University
Fax: 812.237.8207